Learn more Shop now Learn more Shop now Shop now Shop now Shop now Shop now Shop now Learn More Shop now Shop now Learn more Shop Fire Shop Kindle Learn More Shop now Fitbit

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5 stars
10
4.6 out of 5 stars
5 star
7
4 star
2
3 star
1
2 star
0
1 star
0
Format: Audio CD|Change
Price:£11.98+ Free shipping with Amazon Prime


There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.

on 25 May 2014
I'm going to keep this one short. If you have listened to Plaid before please read section A, if not then please focus on section B.

Section A: This is one of the best albums of Plaid's career. It is typically playful, creative, exquisite and enjoyable yet with a measure of consistency that surpasses most of their other albums. At 9 tracks in length it is a lot more concise and manageable than albums like 'Double Figure' or 'Trainer' and virtually every song is top quality. The beats are a little more simplistic in places, enabling Plaid to focus their efforts on what they do best, piling on endless layers of squelchy, plinky, playful synths. While Scintilli saw the duo heading in a more 'Autechre' kind of direction, 'Reachy Prints' sees them returning to a kind of 'Boards of Canada'/'Orbital' area, and it works. What amazes me is that they are still able to produce music of this quality after so many years without running out of ideas. If you want to preview a few tracks before you buy then try 'Hawkmoth', 'Martin Lunaire' or 'Tether'. Enjoy.

SECTION B: If you are a fan of slightly abstract electronic music but find the likes of 'Aphex Twin' and 'Squarepusher' a little hard to listen to, then I would definitely recommend a listen to Plaid. This new album is certainly one of their best and it is a fantastic, concise album to start with. The tone of Plaid's music is basically light-hearted and bouncy electronic synths, weaved into an ever changing tapestry. The beats are simple and there are never any lyrics, it is simply just 'music' in its purest form. If you scan briefly through the tracks then you will totally fail to grasp the appeal of this group. You need to listen to one song from start to finish, then move onto an album if you enjoyed it. The best thing about albums like 'Reachy Prints' is that you can just put it on in the background and get on with whatever you are doing. I've already listened to it 5 or 6 times and I can promise you that I have enjoyed it every time. If you want to try one track to see what this is really like then I recommend listening to the song 'Hawkmoth' or 'Martin Lunaire'. Enjoy
11 Comment| 16 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on 18 June 2014
So far 2014 has been an excellent year for high quality downtempo electronica with previous releases by Echaskech, Boozoo Bajou and Boards of Canada all nailing it, as does this 8th release by Plaid. While it took some time for me to get into Not for Threes and Restproof Clockwork, this impressed me much on first full listen. Although never as difficult to listen to as much as Warp stablemates Autechre, Aphex Twin or Squarepusher, Reachy Prints is even more accessible than previous stuff. I've now played it through five times over three days and it still sounds good. Almost definitely their best release, which is nice to say considering the sub-par efforts of the previous 2 or 3 releases.
0Comment| 5 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on 12 January 2015
This new album from plaid is tremendous.. It is one of those several electronic albums you can play all the way through and be enthralled with every track. The quality of the sound from the vinyl on my Linn turntable is outstanding and dynamic... I love this.
0Comment|Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on 29 April 2016
one of my favourite albums ever, gets better every time I listen to it
0Comment|Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on 20 May 2014
Plaid have an incredible body of work behind them and unlike, say, Autechre, a band of similar profile but far harder to really and truly say you like, they've never been easier to listen to and love. What I like about Plaid is that they never pretend. To be 'arder than 'ard, to be darker than dark or deeper than deep. Their joy and playfulness and invention and folly is the real deal, and you get the feeling the surprises and you so often get in their music were theirs too. I think Reachy Prints is as accessible as they've ever been, alongside Heaven's Door OST, and if their beats have simplified since the likes of Spokes, their textures and atmospheres and wonky melodic wonderfulness are forefront in their stead. If you want to build a mad 5-storey moss-roofed extension in your head, get into Plaid. There's nowhere better to start than Reachy Prints.
0Comment| 2 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on 20 May 2014
and possible album of the year contender for me,sterling work lads,amazingly beautiful stuff,highly recommended, no one does it quite like plaid!
0Comment| 2 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on 10 February 2016
Quality album.
0Comment|Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on 5 February 2016
Amazing.
0Comment|Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on 28 August 2015
Plaid are obviously influenced by Jean Michel Jarre and Tangerine Dream, but there is a lot of originality in their music as well. I prefer their earlier stuff, but this album is pretty good too.
0Comment|Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on 22 April 2015
:)
0Comment|Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse


Need customer service? Click here

Sponsored Links

  (What is this?)